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Lea Ann Sterling

Lea Ann Sterling

Experience - Integrity - Compassion - Tenacity
  • Divorce, Family Law, Immigration Law ...
  • Michigan
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Lea Ann Sterling has been a member of the Michigan Bar since 1998. Admitted to the bar in Ohio in 1981, Mrs. Sterling practiced law in Columbus. In 1997, she began a sabbatical to write, travel, and relocate from Ohio to Michigan. Her first book, Historic Homes of Olde Towne, was released in 1999 and won the Ohio Historical Society’s Public Education and Awareness Award. Historic Cottages of Mackinac Island, released in 2001, was listed on the Michigan Governor’s List of Best Books of 2001. In March 1999, Mrs. Sterling was appointed Village of Empire Zoning Administrator where she was involved in land use issues and village planning until April 2005. She established Sterling Law in March 2001 with renowned attorney Dean Robb as her mentor. Sterling Law became the Northern Michigan affiliate of the American Divorce Association for Men (ADAM), specializing in the family law needs of men. In addition to family law, the firm also provides legal services in the area of: Immigration, Social Security Disability, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Real Estate, Probate and Small Business Formation.

Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Social Security Disability
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Polish: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
ADAM - The American Divorce Association for Men
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Through our affiliation with the American Divorce Association for Men (ADAM), we offer legal representation focusing on the unique needs and rights of fathers and husbands. When dealing with a family law issue, whether it is custody, parenting time, change of domicile, spousal support, or other matters, Sterling Law finds that all family members can benefit from the dedicated representation of the specific needs of men. The ADAM program at Sterling Law pursues fair and equal treatment for male clients in all domestic family law matters. It emphasizes the importance of keeping both parents in children’s lives when there is dissolution of the parents’ relationship.
Sterling Law Office
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Legal Aid Society of Columbus
Spater, Gittes & Terzian
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
J.D. (1980) | Law
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Ball State University
Honors: summa cum laude
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Professional Associations
Michigan State Bar  # 58566
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GTLA Bar Association
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Contact & Map
Gaylord Office
100 W. 1st Street
Gaylord, MI 49735
Toll-Free: (877) 923-2326
Telephone: (989) 705-2326
Fax: (231) 943-1281
Sterling Law
13919 S. West Bay Shore Drive
Suite 209
Traverse City, MI 49684
Toll-Free: (877) 221-7628
Telephone: (231) 486-0559
Fax: (231) 943-1281